Top 5 Foods For 2007
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This year, The Weekly Beet reports on the top 5 foods for 2007. Mary Kent makes a selection of the most nourishing, healthy foods, explaining why you just can't start the New Year without them!
Here are the foods that made the cut:
Macadamia Nut Oil. Like Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil is more stable than most other monounsaturated oils when cooked at high temperatures. Very high in antioxidants, Macadamia Nut Oil has large amounts of Vitamin E, approxiamtely 4.5 times that found in Olive Oil. Macadamia Nut oil also contains an equal ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids. We love the brand Mac Nut Oil and use it to sauté everything from greens to organic meats!
Goji Berries. Coming from the mystical lands of Tibet, these magical, red berries contain 18 Amino Acids (six times higher than that found in bee pollen), more Beta Carotene than carrots, more Iron than spinach, and 21 Trace Minerals. Known for their anti-cancer and anti-aging capabilities, these wonder berries are popping up in health food stores everywhere! They are the perfect addition to any trail mix. And, we recently found that Goji comes in a juice. Click here to read more.
Collard Greens. No one can start off the New Year without eating Collard Greens with Black Eyed Peas! These leafy greens definitely give us a bit more than just good luck. Packed with calcium, Collard Greens are the perfect replacement for a glass of milk. They also contain plenty of Vitamins A, C, K, folate, and zinc.
Maitake Mushrooms. Native to the forests of Japan, these mushrooms have been eaten for thousands of years all in the name of good health. Known as the "dancing mushroom" for the joy that people found in finding the rare Maitake, this mushroom is now being researched for its incredible health benefits. From increasing immunity to stopping the growth of cancer cells, Maitake mushrooms are a great addition to any diet!
Mung Beans. These tiny, green, oval shaped beans are native to India, but can be found in any health food store. A member of the legume family, Mung Beans are one of the healthiest forms of protein around! These little green gems are also filled with soluble and insoluble fiber and plenty of magnesium. The secret is to soak the dry beans overnight for better digestion. Click here to learn how to cook mung beans. Also, sprouting is a popular choice with Mung Beans. Click here to learn how to sprout these beans for a healthy snack!
Happy 2007! Definitely add these healthy foods to your list of New Year's resolutions. Don't miss a Beet. Stay tuned for next week as The Beet Girls go to Lourdes.
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